George Cyril M.D., FAAPMR -  - Physiatrist

George Cyril M.D., FAAPMR

Physiatrist located in Beverly Hills/Century City, Los Angeles, CA & Marina del Rey, CA

Epidural Injections Specialist

When physical therapy or pain-relieving medications aren’t effective for alleviating your chronic pain, experienced physiatrist George Cyril, MD, FAAPMR, offers solutions. At his practice locations in Beverly Hills, Century City, Los Angeles, and Marina Del Rey, California, Dr. Cyril offers onsite epidural injections to address pain and inflammation associated with spinal conditions, nerve disorders, and other underlying medical conditions. You can learn more about treatment benefits from epidural injections by calling the office today or booking an appointment online.

Epidural Injections Q & A

What are epidural injections?

Epidural injections, also known as cortisone injections, are a treatment option for chronic pain and inflammation affecting your spine, arms, and legs. Epidural injections deliver medications to the outer part of the spinal column, known as the epidural space, or to other areas affected by nerve pain.

The injection contains a combination of anesthetics and anti-inflammatories, such as cortisone steroids, that provide temporary relief from pain associated with injuries or underlying medical conditions. The goal of treatment is to provide you with effective pain relief that enhances your natural healing abilities and helps you stay physically active.

Epidural injections can also be a useful diagnostic tool. By injecting the numbing medications into a certain area, Dr. Cyril determines if you experience any relief from your pain, helping him pinpoint the area where your pain originates.

Why do I need epidural injections?

You may benefit from epidural injections if you suffer from chronic pain and symptoms that aren’t relieved by other treatments, such as oral medications or physical therapy.

Dr. Cyril may recommend epidural injections for conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery

Epidural injections are safe for use in and around your spine, relieving pain due to issues affecting your spinal nerves, vertebrae, and soft tissues.

What can I expect during an epidural injection?

Dr. Cyril administers epidural injections in-office for your comfort and convenience. He may use real-time imaging technology, such as X-rays or a CT scan, to guide the needle into the correct position.

Once the needle is in place, Dr. Cyril injects the medications. You may feel some immediate relief of your pain after the treatment, but it can take several hours for you to achieve optimal benefits.

How long do the results of epidural injections last?

Everyone reacts differently to epidural injections. For some, temporary pain relief lasts for several weeks or months. In other cases, the treatment may not provide any relief.

Dr. Cyril monitors your pain and other symptoms after your injection to determine if the treatment is beneficial for your condition. If epidural injections do relieve your pain, he recommends additional injections after several weeks or months to help you maintain your results.

Learn more about the benefits of epidural injections if your chronic pain limits your mobility. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Cyril online or by calling the office.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Cyril is excellent! His vast knowledge to find and use the most effective techniques with precision is undeniable."

    Rachel M.
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    "Simply one of the best doctors of ever been to to treat my symptoms. He's kind gentle knowledgeable and caring."

    Dean S.
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    "Wow! Patient, caring, thorough, and open minded. So thankful we found him to help my mother. We come from out of town but it's worth the drive."

    Becka R.
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    "Dr. Cyril put me under a conservative but aggressive comprehensive pain management plan that did not require surgery."

    Dilara E.
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    "I have been to two doctors who wanted to do surgery and Dr. Cyril helped me without sending me to surgery. I am thankful for his honesty and expertise."

    Paloma B.
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